Agreed re Ezeli, think he would have fit well next to KG this year.
That being said, I would have no problem at all giving Melo 5-8 minutes a night on our team. Are we afraid he's going to soil our current championship pedigree? I'll take my chances with giving him a go and most likely along side KG so KG can bark in his ear.
If he stinks up the joint, we can all commit hari kari......or, we could simply pull him say "good job, we wanted to get you some run up here every now and then" and send him back to the D-league." Bring him back and forth a little, dangle the carrot for him, give him some extra motivation.
I know it may sound absolutely nuts to do something as crazy as that. But I wouldn't mind seeing a young seven footer with some energy out there.
Can you imagine if, god forbid, he actually played as good as Collins, grabbed a board or two, blocked a shot and ran the floor hard as a seven footer and hopefully, just hopefully...leveled a couple guys coming down the lane?
I would "hate" that.